Crusader Comments – January 24-29

Hello fellow Crusaders!  

Hopefully, you have read this in time through the Remind text–We will not be in school on Friday, January 21, due to the forecasted inclement weather. Virtual learning will not be offered in light of the potential widespread power outages. I look forward to each of you re-enrolling for the next school year as together we continue to strive to instill biblical values and an outstanding academic education in the life of each child.


* Re-Enrollment will be online and starts on Monday, January 24. A link will be sent out by email on Monday, January 24 in the late afternoon. (Enrollment opens to the community on Monday, February 7.) Please check your email address listed in Headmaster to ensure that it is the correct one to receive your Re-Enrollment link. If it is incorrect please change it and save your change(s). We will send out a Remind text to remind you to look at your email on Monday afternoon. The re-enrollment link will come from Rediker which will be our new school management system for the 2022-2023 school year.
* Inclement Weather–towards the end of this document is information reminding you how ECS will handle inclement weather this winter season. We sent this information out in the January 10 Crusader Comments and in a Remind from that same day.
* Homecoming Week –Please note the calendar below for all of the week’s events and refer to the Remind text with more details about the week.
* Our Friday, January 21, basketball games in Myrtle Beach have been rescheduled for January 31.
* Alumni Basketball Games–help get the word out about our alumni basketball games on Saturday, January 29. Girls at 11 and boys at noon.
* COVID-19 Update – There are currently 2positive student cases that we are aware of in grades K2-6th. There are currently 5positive student cases that we are aware of in grades 7th-12th. If it would make you more comfortable for your child to wear a mask during the school day, feel free to send one with them, and we will be happy to support you, your child, and your family.

* THE VERSE OF THE WEEK COMES FROM: 1 Corinthians 9:25“And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.”
* EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE FOR THE WEEK: To strive for mastery (1 Corinthians 9:25)
* CHARACTER TRAIT FOR THE WEEK: Respect (Romans 12:16-19)


Daily Events:

Monday 24th
Re-enrollment begins today for 2022-23 school year
Coin Wars Begin (formerly called Penny Wars)
Pajama Day
Little Cheerleaders practice from 2:45-4 (open to all girls in grades 1st-6th who returned their form)

Tuesday 25th
Coin Wars
Duck tape/Tacky day
Little Cheerleaders practice from 2:45-4:00
Away basketball at Maranatha Christian, JV boys at 4:30, V girls at 5:30, and V boys at 7:00

Wednesday 26th
Coin Wars
Biker vs Surfer day
Little Cheerleaders practice from 2:45-4:00

Thursday 27th
Coin Wars
Superhero vs villain day
Senior Sundaes during lunch
Miss Crusader Court Luncheon in the parlor at noon
Little Cheerleaders practice from 2:45-4:00

Friday 28th
Coin Wars
Green and Gold Day
Home basketball vs Sumter Christian, JV boys at 5:00, and V boys at 6:00pm
Crowning of Miss Crusader after the ball games in the sanctuary

Saturday 29th
Girls alumni basketball game at 11
Boys alumni basketball game at noon


Inclement Weather Information:
Dear Parents,
As we are in the winter months, I wanted to review and update ECS school closings on p.16 in our Parent-Student Handbook. ECS may have to be closed or delayed due to poor/inclement weather conditions or some other unusual factor. ECS reserves the right to make our own determinations regarding school closings, although we will generally follow the decisions of the Darlington County School District (DCSD).
DCSD follows their own policies to determine school closings or delays: They consult with local, county and state law enforcement reports, NOAA weather reports, and eyewitness accounts to determine whether to close or delay schools. DCSD makes their decision usually by 6:00am and ECS will also make our decision by 6:00am. If the decision is to close or delay then, you can find that information at the following locations: 1) the ECS Facebook page, 2) ECS Instagram page @ecscrusaders, 3) Remind texting App, and 4) Remember that no one is in the school office until after 7:30 each morning. We will still offer lunch on mornings with a delayed start. Remember to submit your lunch for the day online by 9:00am.

If you do not receive a Remind text from ECS, see it on our Facebook/Instagram page, or Emmanuel Christian School isn’t listed on, then it is safe to assume that we are having school that day at the regular time.
In spite of any school closing decision made by ECS, please remember that parents always have the ultimate responsibility for making decisions that affect the safety of their family and their children. ECS always encourages you, the parent, to decide whether or not it is safe for you to be on the roads. Feel free to wait until you think that the roads are safe and then bring your child in late. In that case, your child would receive an excused tardy for the day. If you choose to keep your child out for the entire day, when inclement weather is involved, they would receive an excused absence.


Go Crusaders!

Have a great weekend, and make sure you are plugged into a local church body (Hebrews 10:24-25). If you do not have a local church that you currently attend, we invite you to visit us at Emmanuel Baptist Church at 9:15 for Sunday School and at 10:30 for worship

ECS PHILOSOPHY (p. 6 in the handbook) – Emmanuel Christian School is an academic institution, founded for the purpose of educating students from a Christian worldview and committed to maintaining and delivering a strong academic program.”

Crusader Comments are delivered electronically through email usually on Thursday afternoons and deal with important information and upcoming events for the next week of school. You will receive a “Remind text” to remind you to review it as you are making your plans for the upcoming week.